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Second-hand items worth N12.1tn offered for sale in 2016 – OLX

An online classified site in Nigeria, OLX, on Thursday revealed that the total value of second-hand items posted in 2016 was N12.1tn.

Jumia introduces Jumia Bot to aid business goals

Jumia, an e-commerce platform, on Wednesday introduced Jumia Bot, to help companies make meaningful connections with their customers to meet their business goals.

2013 hack hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts – company

A 2013 hack affected all three billion accounts at Yahoo, triple the original estimate, the online giant's parent company said on Tuesday following a new analysis of the incident.

Polygamy dating app draws criticism in Indonesia

A Tinder-style dating app for polygamists has sparked controversy in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation — but its developer says he “just wants to help” unmarried middle-aged women.

North Korea gets new internet connection

North Korea has opened a new internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cybersecurity experts say would strengthen the country’s internet and its ability to conduct cyberattacks.

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organisations

Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday -- including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital.

Google introduces 5 more products

Google has announced introduction of five additional products that would enable internet users to access information with ease.

Peter’s intention to terminate contract with Psquare’s dominates Google searches

The intention of Peter Okoye of Psquare to terminate contract with the Psquare brand dominated searches on Google Nigeria this week.

EU to propose Google, Facebook tax in 2018 – Juncker

The EU will propose a new tax on tech giants such as Google and Facebook next year despite opposition by several states that fear a blow to their economies, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday.

NCC asks telcos to give customers 14-day grace period for data usage

Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says all telecommunications operators must give customers a 14-day grace period to exhaust their remaining data after 30 days.

Apple Music now has over 30 million subscribers

Apple Music has surpassed 30 million subscribers, according to Billboard. The streaming service has picked up 10 million subscribers since December, and 3 million since WWDC back in June.

China blocks WhatsApp

“Essentially, it seems that what we initially monitored as censorship of WhatsApp’s photo, video and voice note sharing capabilities in July has now evolved to what appears to be consistent text messaging blocking and throttling across China,” Kobeissi said.

Cloudflare ditches surge pricing for DDoS protection

Cloudflare is making it easier for companies to weather the storm that comes when they’re subjected to a distributed denial of service attack. Th

Google introduces Health Knowledge Panel

Internet search engine, Google, on Monday, announced the launch of its health knowledge panels in Nigeria.

Internet giants shift US policy strategy to the defensive

Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

NCC committed to achieving 30% broadband penetration by 2018 – Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is committed to achieving the 30 per cent approved National Broadband Implementation Plan by 2018.

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.

UN, Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy would push social media companies on Wednesday to remove “terrorist content” from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing.

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Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham re-sign Michel Vorm to cover Hugo Lloris absence

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
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Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.